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Fastest Growing Foreign Language in the US is an Indian Language You Might not Expect

The fastest growing Foreign Language in the US as of 2018, according to this study by the Center for Immigration, is Telegu.  I was surprised, thinking it would be Chinese or Tagalog, but numbers of speakers does not equate with … Continue reading

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A Short Review: Wind

One of the few benefits of being forced to shelter in place is that I have the opportunity to see some films that I ordinarily would not have time to see. This situation (and The Daughter’s boyfriend’s Disney+ account) enabled … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: Border People

Border People is a journalistic one-man theater piece by Dan Hoyle that dwells on the broad theme of “borders.” It’s now being performed at A.R.T. / New York Theatres in New York City. Based on in-depth conversations and interviews at … Continue reading

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President Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform

President Obama announces executive actions that he will take to alleviate the problems of our current immigration system. To read what the President says after his first line, “My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration,” … Continue reading

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Non Je Ne Regrette Rien: So Long, So Long, So Long

[The following is an unpublished epilogue to Johnny C’s Asian America in 2013 series. He was originally planning to leave 8asians on a high note after finishing the series, but we persuaded him to stay a little while longer. Some … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Stepping Up for Immigration Reform

From the Southern California Public Radio: “About 55 percent of Asian-American immigration into the United States has been due to family preferences… More young Asian-Americans who grew up in the U.S. without papers have been going public with their status, … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be a U.S. Citizen

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign . . . state or sovereignty  . . . ; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the … Continue reading

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Michelle Malkin and Jose Antonio Vargas Discuss Adobo and Immigration

Univision News captured this discussion on twitter between Michelle Malkin and Jose Antonio Vargas on immigration.   Their exchange, also featured on Buzzfeed, is notable for its relative civility and its occasional drift into discussions about adobo.  One thing that I … Continue reading

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100 Years Of Asian American Immigration Documents To Be Publicly Available

I have always envied white Americans who talked about researching their genealogy as what little of my family’s written records were lost in WWII, but soon, some other Asian Americans will not have that envy. Immigration records for Asian Americans, … Continue reading

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Rene Astudillo: My 22-Year Path to U.S. Citizenship

Rene Astudillo delivered this as an Opening Statement at a panel on Immigration held August 11, 2011 at the Annual National Convention of the Asian American Journalists Association, Detroit, MI. It is published on 8Asians with permission. On January 27 … Continue reading

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Two Moms: Fighting for Family

I picked up this story about Shirley Tan and her partner Jay off a couple of blogs and I can think of few things that seriously piss me off more. Though I’m a person of faith, and it’s my “job,” sometimes … Continue reading

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Mysterious Spike of Illegal Chinese Immigrants at Arizona Border

At the U.S-Mexico border, an intriguing anomaly has unfolded. Authorities report an almost ten-fold spike in arrests of illegal immigrants from China in the southern Arizona desert. The Border Patrol in the Tucson sector has caught at least 261 Chinese … Continue reading

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